Worcester, MA 01603 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01603: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Worcester, MA 01603

Not Acceptable, USPS
Webster Square, MA 01603

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 682
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,239
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,406
  • County: Worcester County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.24, Longitude -71.837
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Worcester, MA 01603 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,806
Daytime Population: Workers 6,490
Daytime Population: Residents 11,844
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,334
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 20,297
Population in Familes 15,440
Population in Group Qrtrs 509
Population Density2 4,161
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $43,551
Average Household Income $56,705
Per Capita Income $21,410


Total Housing Units 8,502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,366 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,318 (50.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 818 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $199,858
Average Home Value $214,082


Total Households 7,684
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 4,675
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.36%
Households 0.06% 0.26%
Families -0.04% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Worcester, MA 01603 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01603 to the other 521 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 117 78th
Population Density # 99 81st
Diversity Index # 30 94th
Median Household Income # 481 8th
Per Capita Income # 486 7th

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